Making Strides Against Breast Cancer

Op-Ed: Finishing the fight against breast cancer
News Op-Ed 10/19/2013 at 9:38AM

Alvaro Carrasca l, M.D., M.P.H. Senior Vice President, Cancer Control One hundred years ago, the American Cancer Society began the fight of a lifetime – the fight against cancer. As a global grassroots force of more than three million volunteers and the biggest private, not-for-profit investor in cancer research, we’ve contributed to a 20 percent [...]

Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
Community boards OK rezoning for East Elmhurst, Corona
West Angy Altamirano 6/28/2013 at 12:44PM

Proposed rezoning of parts of East Elmhurst and Corona seems to be on track, with approvals from both Community Boards (CB) 3 and 4. The Department of City Planning received the go-ahead from the boards — a first step since Commissioner Amanda Burden’s June 3 announcement of the beginning of the official public review process [...]

Making Strides, raising funds, giving hope
News Alana Manning 10/19/2011 at 2:06PM

“Hey, Soul Sister,” the smash hit by Train, was blasting through speakers as walkers gathered in the field at Flushing Meadows-Corona Park for the American Cancer Society’s annual Making Strides Against Breast Cancer event. The song was fitting as hundreds of survivors who had never met all became, in a way, “soul sisters,” rallying for [...]

Committed to a cure
Committed to a cure
Health Michael Pantelidis 9/27/2011 at 9:01PM

One fateful morning in December of 2010, Darcy Novick’s life changed forever. Like thousands of women before her, Novick was diagnosed with breast cancer, shattering her reality and leaving her unsure of the future. “It’s like your world is coming to an end,” said Novick, a 46-year-old Bayside resident. “You think the worst. You think [...]